Guardiola makes 'unique' Ronaldo claim

English Premier League

Pep Guardiola has made a "unique" claim about Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The two town rivals will meet for the 49th time in the Premier League on Saturday, and as it stands, Manchester United hold a superior head-to-head advantage as they have beaten the Citizens 24 times, while nine matches ended in draws, per Goal. 

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Following the English champions' 4-1 win over Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, Guardiola was quick to insist that his side is now focusing their efforts on the derby, and the prospect of his side coming up against "unique" Ronaldo.

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"I know the game against United is the most important thing, we are going to create a good environment but you cannot imagine how important today was," he said in a post-match press conference, per the Metro. 

"We have done two fantastic games and now we think about United. I didn't see United much yet. 

"Tomorrow I am going to analyse carefully what they are. 

"I know how good they are – we saw it last season and they have one of the best players in history [Ronaldo], a scoring machine who can do unique things. 

"Of course, we have a plan and we are going to try to do our own thing."

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